10. March 2021

Gardening Calendar: What I Sow in March

It's time to start preparing for the season! I put all kinds of seeds in every available spot in my garden. This is what I sow in March!

I completely understand if some of you get confused about my spring sowings. After all, a lot of crops return in intervals. Sometimes even weekly. I keep doing this basically all season long. What I sow in March is no exception. Why? Isn't it easier to just do a few single sowings instead?

Well no, I actually don't think so. My philosophy is to sow little and often. This gives me a steady supply of vegetables that I can harvest over a longer period. For example arugula. If I sow a lot of arugula early in the season but perhaps just in one or two batches, then I need to harvest everything at once. I'd rather sow around 3-6 ft (1-2 meter) long rows once every other week instead. Growing quite intensely all year round works so much better for my garden.

 

What I sow in March:

Indoors, transplant outside later:
Alliums (silverskin onion, yellow onion, shallot, red onion)
Herbs
Pointed cabbage
Early broccoli
Chitted potatoes, early and late varieties

Indoors, transplant to the polytunnel later:
Tomatoes
Basil
String beans

Hotbed in the polytunnel:
Leafy greens and radish if there's room.

Polytunnel:
Spinach
Arugula
Turnip
Spring carrots
Dill
Parsley
Lettuce
Scallions
Snow peas
Pea shoots

Polytunnel, transplant outside later:
Kohlrabi
Kale
Pointed cabbage
Broccoli
Brussel's sprouts
White cabbage
Red cabbage
Flowering cabbage
Cauliflower
Rutabaga
Tomato
Fava beans
Beets
Asparagus
Spices
Chard
New Zealand spinach
Leek
Purslane

Read more: What I sow in April

Cold frame outdoors:
Spinach
Lettuce
Arugula
Radish
Spring carrots
Summer flowers

Outdoors:
Spring carrots
Fall carrots
Black salsify
Salsify
Parsnip
Spinach

That's it, this is what I sow in March! I'm going to print this list and start sorting the seeds. There's just nothing better than spending a few minutes in the sun with my seeds before I sow. It just makes me feel so alive! This picture was taken in March 2015 when I sowed spinach outdoors.

If you want to know more about what I sow month per month, just search for Gardening Calendar here on the blog.
/Sara Bäckmo

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